An illegal alien in Manassas Park was nabbed recently for cocaine and firearms trafficking according to the DC Examiner. This guy apparently had managed to incorporate a business in Virginia, purchase a Hummer, and buy a house all without anyone bothering to verify or perhaps even check to see of he was in the country legally. Now the house he owned has been foreclosed on, the police have recovered a bunch of stolen weapons, and there’s a little less coke flowing in the neighborhood.
Three Northern Virginia men, two of whom are illegal immigrants, are behind bars after a law enforcement informant purchased more that 5 ounces of cocaine and 16 guns from them in recent months, according to court documents unsealed this week.
One of the men, Luis Guzman, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, was a local business owner, court documents said.
Guzman, 43, owns at least one restaurant in Manassas Park where several of the drug and gun transactions took place. The restaurant was not named in the documents. He also is listed as the director of LKG Enterprises Inc., which received its certificate of incorporation from Virginia in 2003. A spokesman for the commonwealth’s corporate commission agency said there are no identity checks for people seeking to start a corporation.
Perhaps it’s time to start tightening down on incorporations in Virginia. This guy couldn’t be legally hired, but he could legally establish a business and have the community at large hire him?
During the investigation I’ve no doubt authorities will uncover plenty of other violations by the business this guy was operating. I’ve heard stories about some restaurant owner connected with the New York City Spanish mafia in Manassas Park who was trying to muscle folks out of the Manassas Park Shopping Center in 2007 and even got Manassas City Manager Mercury Payton to contact the owner of the property on his behalf. He had a stream of messengers delivering threats to burn people out if they didn’t pack up their businesses and leave who were awfully brazen about it. If authorities don’t figure that Guzman and the person behind this stuff were the same guy, I’d be surprised.
Someone might want to swing past El Vaquero Restaurant at Andrew Drive and Manassas Drive and take a peek.
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